Legend of The Stars 2021 Championship Tournament

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Legend Of The Stars 2021 Championship

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Introduction


This year we are anticipating to the have the biggest and most competitive event to date. As the event entries now rely upon the annual point system (see Helpful Links below) the details of players, substitutions, Group stage will be revealed at a later date. For now, expect FAF Live coverage, a handsome prize pool, the best players in the community competing, and plenty of eye candy artwork!


Challonge



IRC: LotS21



Current Prize Pool $1700


The donors thus far:

  1. FAF - $1000
  2. LegendOfTheStars - $500
  3. Roboute01 - $100
  4. BuckinChuck - $100

Prizes

Prizes for the event are pending total donations, but expect a large portion to be given to 1st-4th place. A unique avatar for 1st-3rd will also be given out.

  • Champion: (approx. 30% of prize pool) + Unique Avatar

  • Second Place: (approx. 22.5% of prize pool) + Unique Avatar

  • Third Place: (approx. 15% of prize pool) + Unique Avatar

  • Fourth Place: (approx. 10% of prize pool)

  • Fifth Place: (approx. 7.25% of prize pool)

  • Sixth Place: (approx. 7.25% of prize pool)

  • Seventh Place: (approx. 4% of prize pool)

  • Eighth Place: (approx. 4% of prize pool)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE: Please contact myself, Brutus5000, or post in this thread directly.


------------------- Rules ------------

For all phases of the event the Tournament Code of Conduct will apply.

Special rules will apply to the following:

Groups Stage

  1. All matches that involve the RNG map generator are to be "TOURNEY" settings. Both players may use ONE roll each if the map that is generated is deemed unfit. Example settings for the RNG.

  2. Any ties that happen at the end of a group stage will be resolved as follows: 2-way tie results in a BO1; 3-way tie will get decided by opponent strength victories, and if necessary, a condensed mini round robin.

  3. Standard map and faction veto system applies.


-------- Tournament Details ---------


December 11th: 14 UTC: Group Stage, all 16 players participate in a standard, 4 Group Format


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Day 1 of the event will be the lengthiest, involving a full, Group Stage round-robin format. Groups have been determined via a snake draft system by placement of total points acquired throughout the year for the 1st thru 12th seed, and 13th thru 16th by placement in the Qualifier event.

Each group will receive its own 15 map pool, follow the same map veto process (3 vetoes per player) to reduce to 9 maps, with faction vetoes. The top 2-performing players in each group will advance to the final stage, playoffs RO8 which will take place a week later.

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE GROUP STAGE


December 18th: 15 UTC Playoffs, RO8 BO5 and Semi-Finals BO5


The second day of the event will consist of the initial RO8 with 4 BO5 matchups taking place simultaneously in a single-elimination format. The victors of these matches will move on to the semi-finals, a RO4 set of 2 BO5s to determine the top 4 places, giving way to the Bronze and Champion matchups.

A new pool will be used by all players, map, faction veto system.


December 19th: 15 UTC Finale, Bronze & Champion Match BO7


The final day of the Official Tournament will have 4 players left. These 4 players will be playing a single BO7 each to decide placements. The two competing for first will be the victors of Part II. Both of these rounds will consist of the same 15 map pool and each player will be given 3 vetoes at the start. Each player will pick a map from the 9 maps left with the Bottom Seed picking first and also vetoing first. If the games come down to a 3-3, then the players will use a final veto with the Bottom Seed vetoing first to bring the 3 maps left down to 1. They will then play that last map.


Substitutions


Should a player be unable to play the event a substitution will be made. This will come to the next-highest point accumulation. Based on the point tracker, the 6 in line subs are as follows:

  1. Blast_Chilled
  2. Reactive_
  3. Blodir
  4. Farmsletje
  5. Shen
  6. Raider-

Poster Samples


[ link to all the posters on imgur ]:

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And a News Hub Side Banner Poster:

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More Details to Follow Soon(tm)!


Helpful Links:


League Leaderboards:
https://www.faforever.com/competitive/leaderboards/leagues

League Months:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/332/faf-league-month-system

Nexus Series Thread:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/1246/faf-league-invitational-series

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Got inspired to try a bit more minimalistic poster too:

https://i.imgur.com/wqPqPfv.jpeg

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I would appreciate some feedback on this design I'm currently working on, specially on the center text/piece

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@morax I like the news hub side banner. I think the UEF commander might need to be a little higher to match the Seraphim one. Maybe in front of the logo though.

@Giebmasse Simple, not too much going on which I like. I wonder if the information could even be below the commander.

@Femboy I like this one the best but the perspective on the commanders needs a bit of a look.
Cybran looks a little small and probably shouldn't be on top of UEF but slightly moved over, Seraphim looks like it is in front of Cybran when AEON is behind UEF - doesn't make sense.

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I think I’m going to ask to see a separate thread for artwork-related .

Please keep this post for questions about the actual logistics and funding going forward, please.

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Updated to show Group Stage (used a snake draft) and provide details.

I will be adding the Group Map Pools over the next week.

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Wait hold on, I thought the point was for the snake draft to involve each respective person picking the next person in their group?

Also why round robin when it is guaranteed to result in at least some dead games across 4 groups rather than double elim format with no worthless games?

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@ftxcommando said in LegendoftheStars 2021 Championship Tournament:

Wait hold on, I thought the point was for the snake draft to involve each respective person picking the next person in their group?

Also why round robin when it is guaranteed to result in at least some dead games across 4 groups rather than double elim format with no worthless games?

Ah, yeah it's not really a round robin in the Group stage.

For the snake draft, just an automated one based on seeding rather choosing. Call it an "autodraft" or whatever.

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LotS points are softly correlated with skill, it is a measure of both skill and activity with arbitrary weights attached to it. The point of letting people manually draft is that ultimately player skill is going to be determined by how their peers decide to stand them up against the rest.

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I don't agree with round robin being useless for group stage especially when using a snake draft as it may lead to groups with all 4 players being able to compete for top 2 spots (look group D). I think that in case of the LoTS it makes sense to have it, as for other tourneys - usually no.